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Thursday, January 19, 2012

What's Happening Today

* SAB Ski Trip Sign Ups Today

SAB Ski Trip sign ups will be going on today from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in Ridgway University Center.  In order to reserve your spot bring $10 and your ID, lessons are available for $3 as well.  The actually Ski Trip will be February 4, leaving campus at 7 p.m. and skiing from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. (Eastern Time). There are still 80 spots left open, so hurry and sign up before they're all gone!


* Bible Study Set for Thursday - Everyone Welcome!

Adventist Campus Ministries will be having Bible study this Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. in Room 153 (Eades Music Room) in the McCurdy Wing of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Anyone is welcome to attend. Contact: Guy Goodness ( for more details.


* Sign up for Nerd Wars Trivia Night Hosted by Honors Program!

Nerd Wars is back but with a new twist! Instead of two teams at a time competing on stage, all teams will compete in each round making it more fun for everyone the entire evening. Teams consist of up to 5 people who work together to answer questions. Teams can be comprised of students, faculty, staff, or administrators. Some of the topics covered will be science, history, sports, art, and even UE trivia!  Like always, there will be complimentary snacks and giveaways throughout the evening.  The entry fee will help cover t-shirt costs and donations will be accepted benefiting Albion Fellows Bacon Center (so please bring money!). To sign up, email Lesa Hofferth at with your team name, first and last name of each team member, and their t-shirt sizes. The entry fee is $5 per person. Do this by January 24 to guarantee your t-shirt. The event, held Wednesday February 8 at 7 p.m. in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center, will include giveaways and prizes for the winning team!


* Attention Engineers and Computer Science Majors!

This is the last week to sign up for the Annual Engineering Career Forum. On Wednesday, Jan. 25, the Society for Women Engineers (SWE), the College of Engineering and Computer Science, Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, and the Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education are sponsoring the annual Engineering Career Forum. Representatives from several organizations, including Sabic, American Structurepoint, Flanders Electric, GE Energy Services, Vectren, and R.W. Armstrong & Associates, will be in attendance to provide professional advice and to network with students. Engineering and Computer Science students should sign up in Tina Newman’s office by Friday, Jan. 20 at noon.

* Alternative Spring Break Trip: Christian Appalachian Project

A few spaces remain for the Newman Club's service with the Christian Appalachian Project this year. CAP is an interdenominational organization that serves the rural poor, mostly in eastern Kentucky. Students of all faiths are welcome - you do not have to be Catholic or a Newman Club member to participate. The trip will run from Sunday through Friday of Spring Break. For more information, contact Newman Center Director Mike Roesch at You can also visit CAP's website:

* Get Fit, Live Well

The mission of RSA is to improve the quality of the residential experience.

This semester RSA is putting on a healthy life styles program called Get Fit. Live Well. The program will encourage students to exercise either on their own or at the Fitness Center, eat well, participate in IMs, and attend lectures and programs on a variety of topics including exercise, eating disorders, nutrition, drugs, and sexual health. Work out sessions, IM participation, and attendance at our lectures and programs will be worth points. Door prizes will be awarded at certain events, and a few top point earners will win larger prizes. Grand prize is an Xbox 360 with Kinect.

Our first lecture will be on Thursday, January 19 at 1:00 p.m. in Hyde 226. Rob Latva will be talking about wellness and getting active while touching on topics like body types, being comfortable with your body, lifelong physical activities, and stress relief.

Go to to sign up and get more information.

* SAB PR Wants You and Your Creativity!

Think you know all there is to know about activities on campus? Do you enjoy creatively designing ads or posters? Want to help involve other students on campus in campus-wide activities? Then the Student Activities Board Public Relations/Advertising Committee is the place for you! BUT, there's a lot more to our PR committee than just ads, posters, and fun giveaways--we are in need of people who enjoy drawing on sidewalks and classroom boards with CHALK (and markers, too)!  Come to our call out meeting this Thursday at 9:00 pm in the SAB office inside the Center for Student Engagement (back door by the restrooms). We'll have a short meeting with enough time for you to go to the SAB movie of the week!! Interested, but can't make it?! Email  or to get some more information!!  See you there!

* UE College Democrats Meeting

Wanting to become more politically active on campus? UE College Democrats is holding its first meeting of the semester on Thursday January 19 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 72, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. New members are welcome anytime during the semester, but don’t miss the first meeting where we will be discussing and planning events for the spring semester. Please send any questions to

* Student Congress

The first Student Congress meeting of this semester will be held next Thursday, January 19, in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. A reminder - each organization will need a representative, also note that we will be holding elections for secretary at this time.


Upcoming Events

* IMPROV in the Chapel and Tailgate Party this Sunday

Plan to attend University Worship this Sunday at 10:30 a.m.for a little jazz IMPROV and a hopeful word from God. Following worship, you are invited to stay for the Tailgate Party, hosted by the Neu Chapel Society which will include “5-alarm chili” and “dogs” and it’s FREE!  Entertainment includes stimulating conversation and a little football on the big screen. Invite a friend!! As always, doughnuts and coffee are available at 10:00 a.m. This week’s theme: Believing God.

* Student Writing Workshop on Chicago Manual of Style on January 24

The Writing Center will conduct a 30-minute student workshop on the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24. If your professor requests you use the CMS style guide for research papers, you will learn the importance of citing your sources to avoid plagiarism and how to cite them using this format (instead of MLA or APA).  Your professor will receive a list of students who attend.


* Community Service Initiatives Teams Up with Mayor's Office to "Clean Evansville!"

On Saturday, February 4 from 9-11 a.m. there is a community service opportunity to collect and dispose of litter around the Evansville area.  This service is in conjunction with Keep Evansville Beautiful and Evansville Mayor Winnecke's office.  If you are interested in this service opportunity or have any further questions, please contact CSI by January 24 at or at (812) 488-2538. 

* Sigma Alpha Iota Recruitment

Are you a woman with a love for music? If so, you are invited to the recruitment events for Sigma Alpha Iota, the women’s music fraternity. Informal recruitment events will take place Monday, January 23 and Tuesday, January 24 at 9:00 p.m. in Room 110, Fine Arts Building. Both music majors and non-majors are welcome, as well as those affiliated with social Greek organizations. For questions or more information please contact Elizabeth Stone at

* Delta Sigma Pi Recruitment Events

Attention all UE business majors! Delta Sigma Pi - the international professional business fraternity - is having its recruitment events January 23, 24, and 25. On Monday, January 23 at 9 p.m. in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall) in Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building, come to the Meet-the-Chapter meeting. There you'll receive more information about the fraternity as well as more information about recruitment week. So if you're interested in developing both your professional and personal skills, come to Meet-the-Chapter! Email Catherine at with any questions.

* Lunch & Learn Spring Session – When is the Right Time for Long-Term Care Insurance?

UE faculty, staff, students, and community are invited to attend the free (bring your lunch) Lunch & Learn session on Wednesday, February 8, from noon–12:50 p.m. in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center. The session will be presented by Centennial Wealth Advisory. The discussion will cover benefits and drawbacks of long-term care insurance, and cover the Indiana Long-Term Care Partnership, which allows people to keep more of their assets. Please contact Judy Caldwell at if you have questions. This event is sponsored by the Center for Adult Education.

* Study Abroad in China

There will be a meeting on Tuesday, January 24, at 5:30 p.m. in Hyde Hall 103 for all students who may be interested in studying abroad in China this summer.  This includes anyone who did not attend the initial meeting for this program that took place in December.  It should be emphasized that there is still an opportunity for any student who has not expressed an interest in this program before now from participating.  If you have any questions, please contact either Roger Pieroni ( in Foreign Languages or Mark Shifflet ( in Communication.

* Delta Omega Zeta, Spring Recruitment 2012

Delta Omega Zeta is the local sorority on campus, come find out what we are all about during Spring Recruitment 2012!
January 23 2012 - Open House, Delta Omega Zeta House 5:00 - 7:00 PM
January 24 2012 - Craft Night, SOBA 272, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
January 25 2012 - Game Night, The Pit, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
January 26 2012 - Spahetti Dinner, Delta Omega Zeta House, 5:00 - 7:00 PM (Dress Business Casual)

Look for our flyers around campus, too!


Info You Should Know

* USPS Postage Rate Changes

Effective January 23, USPS Postage rates change. This increase will affect all forms of packages and letters. To maximize your postage savings, be sure that your mail meets the USPS automation requirements for letter size mail including dimensions, address placement, and the barcode clear zone according to USPS Notice 67and follows postal standards.  Pieces that are not automation compatible are not discountable and are upgraded to full postal rates and/or the next higher rate class rates (i.e. letter to flat, flat to parcel, etc.). Below are a few of the postal changes that take effect on Monday, January 23.

First Class Letter Mail:                                 Machinable               Non-Machinable
            1 Ounce First Class Rate:            $0.45                          $0.65 
            2 Ounce First Class Rate:            $0.65                          $0.85 
3 Ounce First Class Rate:            $0.85                          $1.05             
3.5 Ounce First Class Rate:         $1.05                          $1.25 

First Class Postcard Mail:   $0.32

Presort Metered Mail:                     
1 Ounce Presort Rate:      $0.424
2 Ounce Presort Rate:      $0.424
3 Ounce Presort Rate:      $0.674
3.5 Ounce Presort Rate:   $0.799

Following USPS guidelines insures the quickest most efficient processing of your mail, at the best rate possible.  For General Postal Rate information contact Doris Cook at extension 1067 and for Contract Mailing Postal information contact Anne Dale at extension 2011.

* Fitness Center News

Due to popular demand,  the Fitness Center is adding a daily 11:00 a.m. Insanity class. 

Also - come try the latest Hollywood fitness craze! PILOXING uniquely blends the power, speed and agility of boxing with the beautiful sculpting and flexibility of Pilates.  It is a fat torching, muscle sculpting, core-centric interval workout,  guaranteed to whip you into shape. PILOXING is the brainchild of a Swedish dancer and celebrity trainer Viveca Jensen, used by Glee’s Heather Morris, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale and Hillary Duff. PILOXING  incorporates barefoot training as the preferred option over wearing conventional footwear as it’s important to strengthen your feet as a necessary foundation and support for the skeletal structure, muscle function and quality movement. Come join us on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

* Resident Assistant Applications Available

RA applications are available in all residence hall offices as well as the Office of Residence Life until Wednesday, January 25. Applications and recommendation forms are due back to the Office of Residence Life by Thursday January 26 at 5 p.m. If you have questions, please contact Mika Eubank at

* What UEL Can Do 4U: CQ Researcher

Are you looking for a history of civil rights in the United States?  Perhaps you would like to see a debate between people in the field on the treatment animals in contemporary society.  Or, looking for something more current, you want to research what the “Occupy” movement means, where it may go and what effects it may have in the long term.  For these topics and hundreds more United States-centric issues use CQ Researcher.

CQ Researcher presents information on current issues such as health, education, politics, social trends, criminal justice, and technology.  The database provides background information, a fairly comprehensive history of the topic, and developing trends.  The site also provides analysis from both researchers and other knowledgeable individuals in the particular subject.  This database is usually well cited and considered a scholarly resource.  It is regularly updated 44 times per year in both print and on the database. 

Britannica Online: Academic Edition features include:
• Scholarly resource on a wide range of United States issues;
• Interconnected entries for easy navigation;
• Additional links and information to help the research process;
• Clear citation;
• Updated 44 times each year with new or updating older entries.

CQ Researcher is available here if you are the on the campus server. Contact Kathy Bartelt ( or Shane White ( with questions or comments.

* Relay for Life Still Accepting Teams!

Relay for Life is Still Accepting Teams! UE's Colleges Against Cancer is still signing up teams for the 2012 Relay for Life - Carnival for a Cure! Go to to start a team! Any questions, please contact

* Fitness Center Locker Fees Now Due

Spring 2012 Fitness Center locker rental  fees are due now. Locker rental fees can be paid at the Fitness Center office or front desk.  

* Healthy Lifestyle Challenge

A new eight week healthy lifestyle challenge for University employees and spouses will begin the week of January 23.  See the nurse in Olmsted lobby on January 23, 1–3 p.m., or Ridgway University Center lobby on January 26, 9–11 a.m.  to register. 

This challenge focuses on achieving or maintaining a healthy weight through good lifestyle choices. Whether you have a little or a lot of extra weight to lose, this challenge can help you with your weight loss goals.  There is even a category for those within their ideal weight range, so everyone can participate.

Three $50 gift cards will be awarded to top finishers in select categories:  Maintenance, A Little Work to Do, and Serious Losers.  Another $50 gift card will be awarded from a drawing of those who also complete a weekly exercise log. 

Those in the HRA program who have not completed a Healthy Lifestyle Challenge over the summer or fall of 2011 are also eligible to earn HRA credit.  For complete rules or for questions, email hendricksonc@welbornhealthplans or stop by on January 23 or 26.


* Cultural Engagement I-Pals Applications

Students are welcome to apply for the I-Pals Program. This program is set in place to promote friendship by matching International students with American students. This program provides students with a new perspective on cultures different from their own. Applications for I-Pals Program are available in the Office of Cultural Engagement and International Services in Ridgway University Center, Room 220, at the back of the Student Life Center. Please contact Emily Fiedler at  with any questions.



* Music Therapy Students' Community Involvement Expands

Music therapy students are taking advantage of 4 new area practicum sites established this semester at Deaconess Hospice, Deaconess Riley Hospital for Children, Deaconess Cross Pointe, and  the SMILE Center.  These sites offer students the opportunity to gain first-hand experience working in medical, mental health, and community settings, as well as provide much needed services to the Deaconess Health Care system and the SMILE Center.

* Music Management Students to Attend Conference

Four UE music students will be attending the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Convention in Anaheim, California this weekend, January 19-22. The students, Katy Von Der Heide (freshman) Clara Wallace (junior), Nick Seibert, and Kaitlin Gress (seniors) will attend clinics, performances, and seminar sessions at the convention, which is one of the largest music product trade shows in the world. In addition, they will be touring EastWest Recording Studios in downtown Hollywood and meeting with professionals involved in the recording industry. The students will be accompanied by Dr. Brian St. John, director of orchestras and advisor in the Music Management program.


* UE Students to Participate in Honor Band

 Five UE students will participate in the 2012 Indiana Intercollegiate Band in Ft. Wayne, Ind., this Thursday and Friday, January 19-20.  Held in conjunction with the Indiana Music Educators Association Conference, the band will perform a concert on Friday, January 20 at 1:00 p.m. in the Embassy Theater in Ft. Wayne. The band consists of 75 university students from colleges and universities in the state of Indiana.  Allan McMurray, professor of music and director of bands at the University of Colorado will serve as guest conductor.  UE students Caleb Gorrell, Travis Guffey, Jessica Handy, Chelsea Masolak, and Meghan Pund are all members of the UE Wind Ensemble, Dr. Kenneth Steinsultz, conductor.  Dr. Steinsultz will assist in adjudicating auditions for the group.


* Meg Atwater-Singer

Meg Atwater-Singer, collection management librarian and associate professor, published a recent article in the Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve (November/December 2011, p. 227-233) titled “Interlibrary Loan Satisfaction Survey at University of Evansville.”  Article describes ILL assessment survey, the process, its objectives, and outcomes.  Assessment survey was conducted during 2009/2010 academic year. Chief assessment survey outcomes included ILL satisfaction rate of over 80% by University’s student scholars and faculty colleagues, recommendations to strengthen ILL service, and opportunities to improve the next survey.



Sympathy to...

* Family of Professor Emerita Joan Kiely

Sympathy to the family of Professor Emerita of Nursing Joan Thelma Kiely, 83, who died Friday, January 13. Joan was formerly a nurse and nursing school educator at the University of Evansville. Survivors include three sons, Alvin Kiely and wife Yvonne of Cape Coral, Fla., David Kiely and Patrick Kiely both of Evansville; five grandchildren, Joann Kiely and her fiancée Paul Cadreau of Cape Coral, Felix and Vanessa Kiely also of Cape Coral and Jack and Gracia Kiely both of Evansville; as well as three great grandchildren.  A memorial service was held Monday, January 16 at the Hope Hospice Chapel in Cape Coral.

* David Fentress and Family

Sympathy to Physics Department Laboratory Supervisor David Fentress and his family on the death of his mother, Joann Lyons Fentress. Mrs. Fentress died Tuesday, January 17 in Leitchfield, Ky. She was 82. Mrs. Fentress was a member of First Baptist Church of Leitchfield for over 50 years. A homemaker, she was the mother of seven children and grandmother of 12 grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Ralph Fentress, her children, Larry Fentress (Liz) of Louisville, Ky., Dianne Popplewell (Mike) of Shepherdsville, Ky., Debbie Thornton (Greg) and Peggy Higdon both of Leitchfield, David Fentress of Evansville, Ind., Terri Fentress of Bowling Green, Ky., and Paige Lopez of Leitchfield, two sisters, Doris Moorman of Iowa and Bonnie Wilson of Hardinsburg, KY, one brother, B.W. Lyons of Leitchfield, 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 21, at the Leitchfield First Baptist Church in Leitchfield. Burial will be in the Leitchfield Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the Dermitt Funeral Home in Leitchfield from noon to 8:00 p.m. on Friday and from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday.






* Ryan's Career Outing Leads Aces To 90-67 Win Over Bradley

Junior Colt Ryan had a career night, scoring a personal-best 39 points as the University of Evansville men’s basketball team picked up a 90-67 victory over Bradley on Wednesday evening at the Ford Center.

Ryan set career highs in scoring (39 points), field goals (12) and three-pointers (8) while tying his high in rebounds with nine.  He fell just short of being the first UE player with 40 points since Parrish Casebier notched 44 against Illinois State in December of 1992.

“It feels good just coming out of here with a win,” Ryan commented after the game.  “We regrouped after last week and our work is starting to pay off.”

Ned Cox finished with 16 points while Ryan Sawvell chipped in 12 and Kenneth Harris tallied 11.

Ryan began the game with a three-pointer on UE’s (9-9, 4-4 MVC) opening possession before Bradley (6-14, 1-7 MVC) came back to take a 6-5 lead on the strength of two Dyricus Simms-Edwards free throws just past the three-minute mark.  Ryan along with fellow junior Ned Cox sent the Aces on a 12-2 run giving them their largest lead to that point.  Cox scored five points while Ryan hit a pair of treys.

With Evansville up 27-17, Troy Taylor got called for a personal and technical foul, sending Taylor Brown to the line where he made all four free throws to cut the BU deficit to six.  The play riled up the Aces, who would score the next 17 points to more than double up the Braves at 44-21.  Ryan continued his sharp shooting, scoring nine in a row before Jordan Nelson made it a 12-0 run with a trey at the 4:15 mark.

Ryan and Cox capped off the stretch to put the Aces up 44-21.  With 1:34 remaining in the half, Brown knocked down three free throws to end a five-minute drought.  Ryan made it 25 for the half with a bucket, outscoring the Braves on his own.  He hit 9-of-16 field goals while tallying five treys.  Taylor, who set a career mark with 14 rebounds on Sunday at Missouri State, notched ten in the first half alone.

Evansville’s onslaught continued in the second half, with their lead growing to as many as 30 points (58-28) with 16:43 left in the contest.  Kenneth Harris notched five points in the run.  Later, a layup by Ryan Sawvell saw UE’s advantage grow to 34 points, 81-47, with eight minutes left before UE settled for the 23-point win.

The Aces dominated all facets of the game, shooting 50.8% while holding the Braves to 43.2%.  UE also finished with a 36-27 advantage on the boards, its second-highest edge of the season.  Almost a third of those rebounds came from Troy Taylor, who followed up a 14-rebound performance at Missouri State with 10 on Wednesday.  He also dished out a game-high eight assists.  As a team, Evansville had 26 assists.  That marked the highest total of the Marty Simmons era.

Jake Eastman led the Braves with 16 points as he connected on four out of eight three-pointers.  Jordan Prosser finished with 12.

Illinois State comes to town on Saturday evening as the Aces will look to avenge a 75-73 loss in Normal on January 7.  The Aces and Redbirds will tip at 7:05 p.m. inside the Ford Center.  On January 25, Evansville will be back on the road, traveling to Wichita State.

* UE Women's Basketball Sets For Shockers and Bears At Ford

After a week on the road, the University of Evansville women’s basketball team returns home to the Ford Center for more Missouri Valley Conference play, taking on first-place Wichita State Thursday at 7:00 p.m. and Missouri State Saturday at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are general admission: $8 for adults and $6 for youth and seniors. Saturday’s Game Sponsor is German American Bank. Saturday’s Promotion: Faith and Family Day - special ticket price for groups of 10 or more.

Coming off two road losses at Creighton (65-33) and Drake (67-53), the Aces look to continue sound play at home and build off their last home game in which they overcame Bradley 71-59 on Jan. 8th. UE’s offense circles around junior forward Samantha Heck and senior guard Briyana Blair with Heck averaging 13.8 points and 6.2 rebounds per game, while Blair nearly averages a double-double with 10.5 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. Juniors Meagan Collins (8.1 ppg, 3.6 rpg) and Taylor Ware (6.6 ppg, 3.3 rpg) have also been steady contributors on the floor.

Junior Samantha Heck was the Aces’ high scorer in both Valley games last week, recording her 12th and 13th consecutive double-digit games. She now owns Evansville’s longest streak scoring over 10 points in a contest since the 2005-06 season. Against Creighton, Heck recorded 15 points and six rebounds, and led the squad again with 16 points, four rebounds and three assists at Drake. On the season, Heck pilots the Aces with 13.8 points and 6.2 rebounds per game.

At Drake, senior Briyana Blair recorded her fifth double-double of the season with 13 points and a team-high 14 rebounds. That performance gives her the most double-doubles in a single season since Jamie Gray logged 12 in 2003-04.

Briyana Blair, who was named last Thursday as the Prairie Farms/Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week for the third time this season, currently ranks in the MVC’s top-10 in eight categories. She leads the league in steals (2.8) and defensive rebounds (7.6), and is also second in assists (4.3), third in rebounding (9.9), fifth in blocked shots (1.1), sixth in assist-turnover ratio (1.2), and 10th in offensive rebounds (2.3) and average minutes (31.3).

Evansville returns to the Ford Center for three straight home games after an 0-2 week on the road. UE hosts Wichita State Thursday, Missouri State Saturday, and then will have a whole week to prepare for travel partner Southern Illinois the next Sunday. The Aces look to build off their last home game in which they overcame Bradley 71-59 on Jan. 8. UE owns a 3-3 record in the new downtown arena.

In front of over 60 of her close friends and family, senior Staci Gillum recorded five points, four rebounds, and two assists at Drake. Her four boards matched the Des Moines, Iowa native’s season-high, done five times now.
When the Aces hold their opponents to fewer than 60 points a game, Evansville owns a 4-2 record, and when they hold them to under 50 points, UE is a perfect 2-0. On the other hand, when opponents score 60 points or more, UE is 0-11.
Briyana Blair is the MVC’s leading thief and ranks 55th in the nation averaging 2.8 steals per game. In just a season and a half, Blair has recorded 115 career steals. She is 24 steals away from breaking into UE’s top-ten and tying Angie McGrew (1986-89) with 139.

Briyana Blair’s 20 rebounds vs. Bradley not only represented a career-high, but also marked the first time a player has pulled down 20 or more boards in a game since 1998, when Shyla McKibbon tallied 23, also versus Bradley. Entering the week, Blair ranks 30th in the nation, averaging 9.9 rebounds per game. Blair has led UE on the glass in each of the last six games and in nine of the last 10 contests.

Samantha Heck extended her double figure point streak to 13 games at Drake, leading UE with 16 points. Heck passed Rebekah Parker who scored double digits in 11 consecutive contests twice in the 2007-08 season. She now owns the longest streak since Meagan Liffick in the 2005-06 season when Liffick scored double digits in the first 19 games of the year and in 28-of-29 games.

When Evansville leads at halftime, the Aces have held on to win every game with a 3-0 record. On the other hand, when UE is trailing at the half, they are 0-11. The Aces have been three times at the break, including UE’s most recent game at Drake; they are 1-2 in that situation.

Down the stretch versus Bradley, Evansville made 12-of-14 free throws, led by Heck’s 7-for-8 performance, when BU was forced to foul in attempts to gain possession.

Evansville has used five different starting lineups this season with point guard Staci Gillum and forward Samantha Heck serving as the only players to start all 17 games. Heck has started 28 games consecutively for the Aces; the longest streak among active players.

Entering the week, the Aces average just 13.8 personal fouls per game, which ranks them 27th nationally. In 12-of-17 games, Evansville has been charged with the same amount or less personal fouls than its opponent. The national leader, Navy, averages 11.2 personal fouls per game.

Senior Chelsea Falkenstein will be out the remainder of the season with a torn ACL. Falkenstein injured her knee in UE’s game at UT Martin on Dec. 16. Because she missed two games earlier this season due to a concussion suffered versus Ball State on Nov. 29, she is eligible to redshirt. Falkenstein averaged 3.6 points and 5.5 rebounds before the season-ending injury.

Rebounding has proven to be one of the most important factors in winning or losing a basketball game. For the Aces, the squad is 4-5 when they win the battle of the boards and are undefeated when the positive margin is five or greater. Conversely, UE is 0-8 when they get outrebounded.

Sophomore Katie Ellerson had a career game at Mizzou, UE’s last non-conference contest of the year. She scored a career-high 16 points while matching a career-best four three-pointers. Ellerson also knocked down four threes at Missouri State (1/2/11) as a freshman.

Meagan Collins matched a career-high three three-pointers versus Northern Iowa, knocking down 3-of-6 from behind the arc. She also hit three in the previous game at Illinois State (3-5). Of the UE players that have attempted at least ten threes, Collins ranks first on the team with a .360 percentage (18-50) from three-point range.

Against UT Martin, Evansville recorded its highest field goal percentage, 55.8 percent (29-for-52), since the Aces shot 56.7 percent against Bradley on Feb. 2, 2004 (81-65 win). It also marked the first times UE has broken the 50 percent mark, since Jan. 26, 2008 when the Aces shot 53.4 percent versus Southern Illinois (77-67 win). On the season, UE is shooting 36.1 percent from the field.

UE’s game at UT Martin (12/16) marked the 1,000th game in program history. The Aces currently own a 445-562 (.443) all-time record dating back to the 1969-70 season -- UE’s first year of women’s basketball.

The Aces own a 114-198 all-time record in the Missouri Valley Conference, since joining the league in the 1994-95 season. Evansville looks to get back to the results the Aces had from 2005-08, in which UE had four straight winning records. In the 2008-09 season, UE won the conference tournament despite a 4-14 regular season mark in the MVC, winning four straight contests in St. Charles, Mo.

Briyana Blair is the only Ace with a double-double to her resume this season, logging five: Brown (11 pts, 14 rebs) on Nov. 25, Eastern Kentucky (17 pts, 10 rebs) on Dec. 2, Illinois State (11 pts, 14 rebs) on Jan. 1, Bradley (19 pts, 20 rebs), and Drake (13 pts, 14 rebs). Samantha Heck and Meagan Collins are also a part of the three-person club with double-doubles to their name. Collins had one in 2010-11, while Heck had two.

Entering the week, as a team, UE ranks third in the Missouri Valley Conference with 13.3 assists per game and fourth with 3.9 blocks per game. Individually, Briyana Blair and Sam Heck rank in the top 10 for a number of categories...
Blair – 1st – steals – 2.8/game
Blair – 1st – defensive rebounds – 7.6/game
Blair – 2nd – assists – 4.3/game
Blair – 3rd – rebounding – 9.9/game
Blair – 5th – blocks – 1.1/game
Blair – 6th – assist/turnover ratio – 1.2
Heck – 7th – points – 13.8/game
Heck – 9th – blocks – 0.9
Blair – 10th – minutes played – 31.3/game
Heck – 10th – free throw percentage – .736

* Evansville Men's Basketball Announces 2012 Camp Dates

University of Evansville men’s basketball coach Marty Simmons has announced the schedule for the Aces’ 2012 summer camps.

Five camps are set to take place throughout June and July.  Registration forms and brochures for each will be posted as soon as they are available. Full information on each will also be released when available.

The following four camps will be for players entering grades 1-12.  A Day Camp will take place from June 4-7 at a cost of $195 while a Father Son Camp will be held on June 23 and 24 at a cost of $150.  Day Camp is set to take place from June 25 through the 28th and will cost $195 while the Shooting Skills Camp will be on June 29 and 30 and costs $120.

Another Day Camp will take place beginning on July 16 before finishing on the 19th and will be for kids entering the first through sixth grades.  Participation in this camp is $195.

For more information, please the Director of Basketball Operations, Lucious Wagner, at 812-488-2757 or at


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